August Bride of the Month: Brandy Smith

Here at Art Paper Scissors, we absolutely love bringing a couples’ wedding theme to life. From save-the-dates to invitations to thank you cards and everything in between, Art Paper Scissors is a couple's one-stop-shop for all things wedding stationery. 

Today we are chatting with our August bride of the month, Brandy. The new Mrs. Smith and her husband Scott tied the knot last year in March 2018 with a beautiful celebration at The Madison Hotel. We truly loved working with this couple on their elegant and romantic wedding invitation design, featuring watercolor greenery graphics and gold geometric frame elements.

Brandy is sharing all of the details of their wedding day - read on and enjoy these beautiful photos of the new Mr. and Mrs., captured by Gary Flom Photography.

This photo captured by Art Paper Scissors

This photo captured by Art Paper Scissors

Art Paper Scissors: Tell us about your wedding day. The date, place and any extra fun details you would like to share.

Brandy: Our wedding was held at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ on March 24, 2018. The hotel served as the location of the ceremony, reception and guest rooms which was super convenient. My husband works in the golf industry and only has a few quiet winter months, but I was determined to bring a spring feeling to my March wedding day! I started researching indoor ceremony venues that could provide a garden or greenhouse feel and fell in love with the atrium at The Madison Hotel, which is a beautiful glass encased room with seasonal hanging plants. As a bonus, the hotel offers so much charm and character in each additional space we used including an old train car.

IMG_0200.jpg
IMG_0391.jpg

Art Paper Scissors: How do you remember that special day? Any great memory that stands out?

Brandy: The day was mixed with exactly what we wanted - sentiment, laughter and of course a memorable party! I remember feeling so loved which made any worries fade away. Ending the night dancing in a circle of all of our friends and family was definitely a highlight, but I’d have to say that my favorite memory is the personalized ceremony that our officiant created which told the story of us and didn’t follow a script. In preparation, she asked us questions separately and incorporated the answers into the ceremony. This led to some unforgettable moments where we laughed and cried (and sometimes both) as she detailed our journey from our first impressions of each other leading up to how we felt going into the big day. I also made the decision to walk myself down the aisle and have my husband meet me halfway. While untraditional, it was such a symbolic and meaningful moment for me.

IMG_0428.jpg

Art Paper Scissors: What is your favorite part about being married?

Brandy: Knowing you always have someone on your team to share all the big and little moments with. It’s amazing to share a life with someone who just gets you!

IMG_0457.jpg
IMG_0182.jpg

Art Paper Scissors: Describe your wedding theme and feel in 3 words. Why did you choose this theme?

Brandy: Elegant, classic, whimsical

I knew from the beginning that I wanted simple elegance that didn’t overdue the details and take away from the classic backdrops of our venue. This allowed for our personal choices such as flowers and the music to really pop.

IMG_0542.jpg

Art Paper Scissors: How did you decide on your watercolor greenery and gold frame wedding invitation design?

Brandy: Our venue really spoke to me when it came to the colors. The Madison’s logo is gold lettering on a dark green background which seemed so classic to me. I wanted the invitation to speak to the feel of the venue and the transitions from room to room. I knew I wanted greenery to tie into the romantic greenhouse feel from the atrium, but also didn’t want it to feel too rustic. Our reception space was a gorgeous gold ballroom with ornate details. Adding the geometric gold frame to the greenery brought the two spaces together in our invitation perfectly.

IMG_0317.jpg
IMG_0900.jpg

Art Paper Scissors: What design element or feature was a “must have” for your wedding invitations?

Brandy: In addition to incorporating our venue, I wanted to make sure our personality came through in the wording. Our response choices included “Will Be Bringing My Sweet Dancing Skills” and “Regretfully Will Not Be Bringing My Moves” which our guests really enjoyed. One element I loved that I didn’t expect was the sleeve that held all of the details for our guests so they didn’t lose any important details when traveling.

IMG_0242.jpg
IMG_0213.jpg

Art Paper Scissors: What advice do you have for other brides and grooms looking to incorporate their theme or personal elements into their wedding invitations?

Brandy: Go with your gut and don’t be afraid to use Pinterest and other ideas as much as you need to! It really helps to narrow down what you like and don’t like. Make sure not to lose sight of who you are; think of it as your brand. The best compliment is having guests say “that’s so you two.” There’s also nothing wrong with being practical and making sure the invitation is easy to follow and travel with.

Vendor Team:


Thank you, Brandy and Scott! We are so happy that you enjoyed every moment of your wedding day. Congratulations!

Looking for the perfect invitations for your dream wedding? Click here to contact the Art Paper Scissors team and get started.